Lodgepole Pine Photo Gallery
Can I eat Lodgepole Pine?
Lodgepole Pine tea is a great source of vitamin C. Pine nuts are edible and tasty. Inner bark is edible, can be boiled, fried or dried.
Medicinal uses for Lodgepole Pine
Native Americans boiled the inner bark and used it as a dressing for burns and infections. Moistened powder pine needsle can be used to sooth frostbie.
Lodgepole Pine Habitat
Lodgepole Pines (Pinus contorta) are a very adaptable conifer. They are common throughout the western United States from bogs to subalpine mountain slopes.
Lodgepole Pine Facts
Native Americans used Lodgepole Pines, as the name suggests, to erect teepees. Moreover, lodgepole resin was used to waterproof various objects, including canoes and moccasins. Today lodgepoles are an important in the timber industry. Mountain Pine Beetles and climate change are hurting Lodgepole Pine numbers.